A new art exhibition showing the talents of artists and design makers across the county and beyond will take place at a historic venue.

The Dacre Hall at Lancercost Priory will see the latest Craftsmen at the Priory exhibition an sale.

The Craftsmen is an art collective, and this time will debut the work of six newcomers.

Tricia Meynell, a fine-art and abstract photographer, and one of the organising team, said: “It was so good to be back last summer, and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more people this year.

“Craftsmen at the Priory has always had a reputation for high-quality work and the exhibition this year will be no exception.”

A group of craftspeople has been exhibiting in the Dacre Hall each summer since 1978 and Tricia is part of the core group that organises the event.

Others in that core are Denise Huddleston (textile artist and printmaker), Carolyn Marr (ceramicist), Julia Neubauer (knitwear designer) and Richard and Mary Kennedy (furniture maker/woodcarver and artist respectively).

New to Craftsmen at the Priory this year will be Mariana Klymchuk, a Ukrainian artist from Kyiv currently living in Cumbria, Nikki Clark, a glassmaker, Martin Evans, a painter, Polly Marix-Evans, a printmaker, Yorkshire-based paper artist, Anuska Wittmann and Cath Ball, who trades as stitched ceramics.

The exhibition is open from August 3 to 30, every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Entry is £1.

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